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Offline daglob

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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1410 on: October 05, 2017, 03:42:39 PM »

The Shadow-Batman #1 I didn't got far with the last one,so maybe this will be better.This issue was average.


A lot of this I have no problem with. I just have to ask: why does The Shadow have to have super powers? He didn't in the pulps (oddly enough, Shiwan Khan had "the ability to cloud men's minds"), he was just incredibly prepared. He studied his opponent, used his knowledge of the city to plan getaways, moved his agents like chess pieces, gathered clues, made deductions, developed theories, and planned his "attack". If wounded, other than the purple liquid, he used willpower, training, and gumption to get though to safely. If cornered, he used every resource he possessed and every mistake his opponent made to escape. He used his skill at hypnotism when his plain old spookiness wasn't enough (criminals are, after all, a cowardly and superstitious lot) in interrogation. I know that in the original S&S comics, he really could turn invisible (somewhat like the radio show), and then Archie did the costumed hero version, but DC returned him to his pulpy origins (mostly) when they did his comics in the '70s. Since then, he has had these "powers". He is no longer the most skilled crime fighter this side of Batman, he is a super-hero, with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. I know, I threat a lot of these as alternate world versions, but is it really necessary for him to be a reformed crook instead of a patriotic soldier/spy? Did he really have to go to some high-tech Shangri-La and learn mystic abilities? What may bother me the most is that he has also seems to have acquired The Spider's attitude toward criminals: the only good one is a dead one. He did not kill all crooks who crossed his path. That may be the problem: to me the current version is more like a  combination of The Spider and The Shadow, with bits of Dr. Strange tossed in.

I'm reading Death About Town, and enjoying it immensely. Now I realize that it would not make a good comic book story, but didn't they used to have Batman do detective work before he walked into a comic book version of Silence of the Lambs?
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1411 on: October 05, 2017, 05:17:56 PM »
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I wouldn't say that exactly.  From what I heard he's trying to make it more science and surreal and less T&A.   I haven't heard how it's going so who knows.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1412 on: October 05, 2017, 05:28:07 PM »
Savage Sword of Dear Jebus.Nuff said.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1413 on: October 05, 2017, 05:56:11 PM »
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Grant is now EiC of Heavy Metal Magazine.How the mighty have fallen.

I wouldn't say that exactly.  From what I heard he's trying to make it more science and surreal and less T&A.   I haven't heard how it's going so who knows.

I've never been able to understand why those have to be mutually exclusive... ;)

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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1414 on: November 08, 2017, 05:55:08 AM »
Ready to get your mind blown?Brian Michael Bendis signed on with DC.Exclusivly.
Im not even kidding.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1415 on: November 08, 2017, 05:59:05 AM »
Oh good, now he can complete the ruination of Dc and Marvel can maybe start putting out comics worth reading again. Yeah, I seriously doubt the second part but am damn sure the first part is true of my statement.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1416 on: November 13, 2017, 04:12:29 PM »
Im somewhere at a halfway point of Peter David's Aquaman and I cant help but notice that Aquaman had a lot of tweaks over the years.From the blue suit to being Chtullu,and thats just the stuff I have read.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1417 on: November 13, 2017, 06:01:55 PM »
Well, I suppose it's lucky I'm not reading any modern DC other than Aquaman.  I can't imagine this will end well.

HT, yeah, they've been desperate to find a winning formula, and that's led to a lot of terrible, gimmicky ideas.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1418 on: November 13, 2017, 06:24:17 PM »
I imagine we wont see Bendis this year.Rebirth is in its end game,so we can either expect a new reboot after that,or Bendis will be revamping something "smaller".Maybe Batwoman,Question,Teen Titans,Legion of Super Heroes...

Thou,none of those looks survive a series.Or a writer change.Villains also have a similar thing.Ocean Master is sometimes half-Atlantean,and Black Manta is sometimes a humanoid manta.Its pretty weird.
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Re: DC Comics Reboot
« Reply #1419 on: November 14, 2017, 08:44:53 PM »
DC fires Eddie Berganza.Took them a while,and I imagine a multitude of recent events got them to clean their own house.
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